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Sunday, 4 January 2009

Rain and snow for a change!

The weather finally broke today so our Winter Mountaineering course looked at ropework on a small crag in the shelter of the trees.
It was a milder and wetter day but with fresh snow on the hills and sleety rain falling on frozen ground at lower levels. The avalanche forecast is Category 3 for tomorrow. The weather forecast for Monday is good and sunny but a lot colder so paths and rocks could be a bit icy!
It will be interesting to see how the climbing has been affected by the fresh snow although it should benefit any ice buildup and fill in some of the chopped up routes. Extra care will be required on some slopes especially where the fresh snow lies on the old icy snow underneath...!
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